The Journal of the Center for Applied Hopelessness – New Excerpt by Jim Perry

Joint Winner of The Letter Review Prize for Manuscripts & Unpublished Books

Jim Perry has published two novels under the pen name Wilson Whitlow: Mystery of the Khar Chuluu (2020), a middle grade fantasy, and Consent, Vol. 1: Erdos (2021), a speculative novel set 800 years in the future. Jim studied literature at Carnegie Mellon University, served in the U.S. Navy, and works as an attorney. More importantly, Jim is currently into Studio Ghibli films, particularly The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (stupendous!), the music of Emile Mosseri, Mumon’s The Gateless Gate, The Bear (the TV series), and the fiction of James Baldwin. He lives and works in Washington DC. You can learn more about him at